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London Marriages Falling Down


It’s the world’s capitol for fish and chips, bangers and mash and now…  irreconcilable marital issues.  Blimey!  London is officially the millennial mecca for divorce.  But why?  Well, like most of the globe’s (no theatrical pun intended) greatest questions, the answer is primarily financial.

It all began in the year 2000, with the benchmark divorce case of “White vs. White.”   Despite the airy and light names attached, the ruling here starkly changed the way divorce law would be viewed forever.  Here the final verdict decided that the “money earner” wouldn’t get to keep all the extra capital after the basic legal financial requirements had been satisfied (ie: alimony, division of property assets), but also the “surplus”, or leftover, cash would be equally allocated to each party.  What this means is that literally everything gets spilt down the middle.  This left the former Mrs. White glowing with happiness, and Mr. White red in the face.

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